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WKU participating in diversity initiative funded by NSF grant

WKU is joining eight other higher education institutions across Kentucky and West Virginia on a five-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto will serve as the lead principal investigator on the grant supporting […]

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WKU researcher receives USDA grant for food safety project

A WKU researcher will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a way to enhance the safety of locally grown fresh produce. Dr. John Khouryieh, assistant professor of food processing and technology in the Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences Department, will use the $209,928 grant to fund the two-year study to develop […]

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WKU Glasgow campus students to explore Kentucky in spring 2015

WKU will offer an opportunity during spring 2015 for WKU Glasgow Campus students to experience Kentucky through a new program designed specifically for them. Offered through WKU Study Away, “The Kentucky Experience” will utilize spring break to take a first-hand look at the unique geographic, cultural, historic and economic aspects of the Commonwealth. The program […]

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Free speech/language screenings for ages 3-5 May 14 at WKU clinic

The Communication Disorders Clinic at WKU will be hosting free speech/language screenings for children ages 3-5 on May 14. The screenings will be 8 a.m.-noon at the clinic in the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, 104 Alumni Ave. Children will be screened for various communication concerns, including speech sound disorders, language disorders, stuttering and voice […]

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WKU’s Institute for Rural Health to conduct dental outreach in McCreary County

WKU’s Institute for Rural Health has received a $5,000 gift from the Christian Appalachian Project Inc. for a dental project in McCreary County. The gift will be used to conduct preventive dental outreach through the IRH’s Mobile Dental Unit for children served by the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) in McCreary County. The outreach will take […]

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Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 38 members

The WKU Chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics inducted 38 students during its annual initiation banquet on Monday (April 21) at the Augenstein Alumni Center. These inductees join college students in 681 chapters across the world in recognition of scholastic achievement in the discipline of economics. Congressman Brett Guthrie served […]

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WKU graduate named Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year

The Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has named WKU graduate Kaitlin Harrison, RD, LD as the 2014 Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year. Harrison, a native of Butler County, serves as the clinical dietitian and Director of Nutrition Services at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Harrison received a B.S in Nutrition and […]

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WKU hosts 34th annual Mark of Excellence awards ceremony

More than 100 Kentucky high school journalists from eight high schools across the state came to WKU on April 11 to attend the 34th annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony at Mass Media & Technology Hall Auditorium. The award competition is co-sponsored by the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional […]

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WKU forensics team wins NFA speech, debate championships

The WKU forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., over the April 18-21 weekend. WKU sent 40 competitors with a total of 181 entries to the national tournament. Of the 181 total […]

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WKU hosting event April 22 for Mid-Continent students

WKU will be hosting a “Transfer Now” event for Mid-Continent University students on Tuesday (April 22) in Mayfield. The event will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, 1218 West Broadway. Students can visit with representatives from admissions, financial aid, online student services, and more during the event. […]

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Students qualify for National Collegiate Golf Championship

WKU’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport partnered with the Collegiate Golf Alliance (CGA) and Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to host a local qualifier for the PGA’s Play Golf America University Program and CGA’s National Collegiate Golf Championship program. On Saturday (April 19), 18 two-man teams participated in the tournament at Paul Walker Golf Course […]

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Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society chapter inducts 13 new members

WKU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted 13 new members on April 14. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy and others. The Kentucky Gamma Chapter at WKU was established in 1968 […]

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